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 Post subject: Re: PRE TV?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:36 am 
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As to radios, it was definitely a big deal for me when the small transistor radio came out; it was the first media source that could be my own personal possession, and its easy portability was the seal of my growing independence.

That, & the newly discovered Radio Luxemburg, playing our kind of music, not our parents & grand parents music! :wink:

Then it took off when Radio Caroline hit the air waves, quickly followed by Radio London, these were 'our' Stations in the 60's. :D

But then the old fuddy duddies banned them, & introduced Radio One as a substitute, & it all went downhill from then. :(

Do I take it that these were unlicensed, underground broadcasts, then?.

Not exactly, they were being broadcast from outside British Territorial Waters, therefore our Government couldn't control them. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:41 am 
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Dan A. wrote:
I pay for both cable and Internet service. For some goofy reason, it's cheaper to have both, so I'm paying for cable that I rarely use. Why they don't offer me just Internet at a lower price, I don't know.


That would work for me too, because then I wouldn't have to pay the BBC tax (licence fee).

I'm pretty sure that there's plenty online to keep me busy too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Dan A. wrote:
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Plus now I pay tons for the privilege.

I pay for both cable and Internet service. For some goofy reason, it's cheaper to have both, so I'm paying for cable that I rarely use. Why they don't offer me just Internet at a lower price, I don't know.

Yeah, I'm "bundling", too: Cable TV, WiFi for Internet, and land line phone. And it is the better deal to go that way, for some reason. Fine with me. I still hang on to land line because it enables me to compartmentalize who's calling me: land line mainly for bureaucracy and businesses, and smartphone mainly for personal.

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